Nevada: Final-Five Voting
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Final-five voting (open primaries + ranked choice voting in the general election) for congressional, gubernatorial, state executive official, and state legislative elections
In November 2024, Nevadans will vote for the second and final time on Question 3, a statewide ballot initiative to approve open top-five primaries and RCV for general elections. Question 3 passed in 2022 with 53% of the vote but must pass again in 2024 to take effect as a constitutional amendment.
Nevada’s fully closed primary system excludes a growing plurality of Nevada voters from participating in its elections. The only voters who can currently participate in Nevada’s primary elections are those registered as Republican or Democrat even though nearly 30% of Nevada voters are officially registered as “non-partisan.” This change will allow nonpartisan- and third-party-registered voters to participate and have their voices heard, and it will incentivize candidates to appeal to the widest range of voters, replacing the existing incentive structure for candidates to appeal to the most extreme minorities of their party’s base.
RepresentUs is working with Nevada Voters First and a coalition of partners and community groups to ensure there is support to pass the measure.
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The Latest On This Campaign
Ballot question brings nonpartisan into primary voting process
Sep 7 2023
We need a political system that allows all voters to fully participate, regardless of party affiliation. Thankfully, there is a solution, and it is already underway here in Nevada.Read More
Picture this: What Nevada’s elections could look like 5 years from now
May 2 2023
The initiative also would drastically change how campaigns are conducted, forcing candidates and political parties to appeal to the more moderate voter rather than the radicals they appeal to during a closed primary.Read More
How ‘Final Five Voting’ Can Help Save Democracy
Mar 1 2023
By eliminating party primaries and using an instant runoff process, this reform would help reduce the scourge of negative partisanship.Read More